ThomasMetal75 (6) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light and fruity. Tart sweetness as well. Appearance is like a champagne, but less carbonated. Taste is like a champagne, but with a tart and semi-sweet green apple flavor. Finish starts sweet, but quickly changes to a nice, dry finish. This is super easy to drink. Very light and thrust quenching. At 5.5% ABV, itís not anything that is not going get you too hurt if you drink a couple.
I think the Cripsin is a solid choice for a cider. Itís light, crisp, and refreshing. Itís the perfect alternative to white wine or champagne. I will be looking for more Crispin ciders in the future!
ReggieDunlap (2789) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head...lively. aroma has fresh apples and faint honey. Flavor is apple cider with a touch of white wine. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is appley/winey and dry.
scarletfire65 (828) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is of apple candy and fresh green apples. The flavor is sweet and slightly soapy. Very low carbonation, almost flat. Some more carbo would have pushed this into a mid 3 rating. The finish is tart and very abrupt with an almost lactic, creamy acidity. No complexity on the finish, itís very clean.
drowland (5715) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3/5/12. 12oz bottle. Clear light yellow pour with no head. Huge jolly rancher apple aroma with touches of yeast and honey. Sweet apple flavor, a bit of cider and honey, with more lingering apple. Brut? My ass.
wlajwl (3340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very tart apples. The flavor is apple skin, apple juice and a mild sweetness, along with a dry finish. Kind of basic for Crispin but it was pretty decent.
Nuffield (3546) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well...finally. A Crispin cider that is worth drinking (though I like their sake yeast one, too). The aroma is big with green apple, almost too big to be believed as all natural...so Jolly Rancher. The carbonation fades surprisingly fast, but the flavor sticks it out, giving it a dry but with a hint of sour (still, tempered acidity). Big flavor and fruity chewing gum flavor. Very drinkable. (bottle)
Aquilo (512) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden yellow with a head that foams up quickly, and goes away too fast. It has an exciting crisp apple aroma, with a candy sweetness to back it up. I actually like the aroma very much. Unfortunately, the flavor is way too sweet. The label clearly says "extra dry," but this is not dry at all. Itís like soda. I can only imagine that the folks at Crispin have no idea what dry means. Still, itís not bad. I actually like sweet drinks. Unfortunately, my bottle is nearly flat. No carbonation to tickle the tongue and balance out the sweetness. Overall, this seemed like a promising cider. It just didnít work out. Why is it so hard to find a decent cider here in California?
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from New Beer Distributors.
Pale gold/straw color. A bit on the lively side.
Smells of a blend of green apple & grape Jolly Ranchers, cut with boxed apple juice. Slightly musty.
Mellow eating apples, melon, gum, plastic, big sulfites, & something "naturally flavored" thatís not too far from cream soda. Mild acidity & tartness. Not really all that dry.
Moderate, crispy carbonation. Dusty/powdery texture on the finish. Actually preferable over ice. It helps cut the ugly.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow with bubbles. Aroma of moderate appleness. Medium-light body, well carbonated. Flavor is just a bit off dry, apples, refreshing, becomes more mediocre as it warms, decent not exciting.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 12 oz clear bottle this cider poured a very pale yellow-clear color with a medium white seltzer head hat faded very quickly. The aroma was dryish and musty with notes of grape, faint apple and champagne. The flavor was dry and bitter with tart apples and a yeasty undertone. Medium finish and very light body. Overall more like champagne than cider.